Construction Project Management Major, B.A.
MSU Denver’s new bachelor of arts degree in Construction Project Management is a multidisciplinary major that will give you a step up to the management level in the booming construction industry.
As a Construction Project Management student, you will study topics in civil engineering technology, management, advanced manufacturing science, computer information systems and technical communication. You can also choose to focus your degree on either Computer Information Systems or Management.
General studies courses are, in most instances, specified to broaden your skills for a successful career in Construction Project Management. For instance, the six required general studies credit hours in the arts and humanities are met by taking the philosophy courses, business ethics and computers, ethics and society.
You’ll also be required to earn a minor, with the following disciplines recommended: architecture, industrial design, mechanical engineering technology, computer science, environmental studies, leadership studies or Spanish. If you have journeyman credentials, you will be awarded 30 lower-division credit hours which can be used in lieu of a minor.
Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver
Internships will play a big role in your Construction Project Management education, with nine to 12 credit hours in an industry internship required unless you have been awarded journeyman’s credentials after completing the four-year Registered Construction Trades Apprenticeship from the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.
Career Opportunities for Our Graduates
Construction Project Managers earned a median annual salary of $89,300 in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. In Colorado, the annual mean salary was $92,370.
Professor Zsuzsa Balogh has taught at MSU Denver since 2000 and is now coordinator of the Civil Engineering Technology program in the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology. She is one of 42 emerging academic leaders nationwide selected as a 2017-18 American Council on Education Fellow and a co-principal on a National Science Foundation grant, Emerging Engineers (E²) Pathways, awarded in 2016 to MSU Denver.
Professor Debora Gilliard is chair of the Department of Management. She teaches and researches in the areas of strategic management and international business. Her scholarly work has been presented at regional and national conferences and her case studies have been published in strategic management textbooks and used in strategic management courses.
Here is a list of the core of courses you will complete as a Construction Project Management major:
- Survey of Advanced Manufacturing and Workplace Preparation
- Workplace Safety
- Industry Internship
- Team Project Experience
- Construction Methods
- Construction Estimating
- Foundations of Information Systems
- Organizational Management
Examples of courses you will take if your concentration is in Computer Information Systems include:
- Structured Problem Solving in Information Systems
- Fundamentals of Systems Analysis and Design
- Business Application Development
- Managing Business Information with Enterprise Systems
- Database Administration
If your concentration is in Management, you will take courses such as:
- Legal Environment of Business
- Project Management
- Operations Management
- Human Resources Management
- Managing Business Risk
Facilities and Resources
MSU Denver is located on the Auraria Campus adjacent to downtown Denver and the city’s many major construction projects.
As a Construction Project Management student, you will take civil engineering technology and advanced manufacturing sciences courses that are taught in MSU Denver’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building. This dynamic learning space integrates product development with collaborative design and research and houses experiential laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment including a Stratasys Fortus 900 mc 3-D printing machine.
MSU Denver’s College of Business, of which the Department of Management is a part, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The civil engineering technology program is fully accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.